Coronavirus is having a devastating impact on society. You only have to take a look at the death rates all around the world to understand this. But Covid-19 is also saving lives. This may be an unusual statement to make, but it’s true. A shift in the way we live our lives means that there is a new ‘normal’ in place. And this unique landscape has dramatically changed the world around us. As a result, certain deaths are now being avoided and prevented.
The Impact of Covid-19
The key to fighting coronavirus has been social distancing. And this is why the vast majority of nations have gone into lockdown. Children are no longer going to school and, aside from key workers, adults are not required to attend their workplaces. The immediate impact is more than obvious. There is less traffic on the roads and fewer people walking on the streets. It’s a scenario which has never been seen before and is saving lives in the following ways:
The impact of coronavirus has been swift and hard, but the statistics show that more people are surviving than if the world was running normally. The main driving forces behind the falling death rates are restrictions in activity through lockdown and cleaner air. It doesn’t necessarily offer a permanent solution to so many avoidable deaths, but it could help to shape a safer future.
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